Labs and accuracy

Our top priority across everything we do is to provide clinically valid and accurate results and information.

Our labs

We work with independent labs who are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and accredited by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS).

Our labs use various monitoring techniques to ensure compliance with ISO laboratory standards and to make sure the test results they produce are reliable.

Our testing kits

Our home blood testing kits are CE-marked. This means everything in our kits meet health and safety requirements within the European Economic Area (EEA).

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CE Mark

Results accuracy

By collecting your blood sample properly, your results should be reliable and accurate — our easy to follow instructions will guide you through it.

The labs we work with are UKAS accredited and run validation tests on all finger-prick blood samples before making them available.

Our technology

Our team of NHS doctors, data scientists, and clinicians use the power of technology to futher ensure that everything we do is safe and credible. Our medical device products are also regulated by the MHRA.

Medical software

Our class 1 medical software device draws on data from more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific publications to provide personalised health insights and lifestyle recommendations.

Artificial intelligence

We use machine learning (a type of artificial intelligence) to provide you with free health insights. For example, machine learning is what powers predicted blood results — this feature uses an anonymised data set of over 800,000 results to predicts results for you with 95% accuracy.

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How do you keep my data secure?

We use the latest encryption technologies and comply with the UK Data Protection Act 2018, so your data is in safe hands. See privacy policy

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How much does Thriva cost?

You can use a lot of our features for free — including adding your own results, predicted blood results, health scores, and health plans. If you want to do a home blood test, you’ll need to pay. See pricing

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Why do you need so little blood?

We collect at least 400uL of blood (about 10 drops) but the lab analysers require less than 100uL of blood — research shows you typically need about 60uL for accurate results.

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What’s the difference between Thriva and my GP/hospital results?

Blood tests at your GP or hospital are usually from a vein (venous). The only difference is how your blood is collected — through a finger-prick sample. We only offer tests that the lab has proven to be accurate from finger-prick samples.

The UKAS accredited labs we work with are likely using the same or similar equipment to what an NHS lab uses. It might even be the same lab.

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How do I do a blood test at home?

Your testing kit contains everything you need to do a finger-prick blood test at home. We’ll walk you through it with our online guide. See an overview of the process

If you’d like a nurse to come to your home or workplace and take a venous sample for you (at an additional cost), email hello@thriva.co and we’ll set this up for you.

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security

Your data is in safe hands. We use the latest encryption technologies and comply with the UK Data Protection Act 2018.